How can we develop our rhythmic ideas?

In this lesson, we will explore how we can develop musical ideas, and structure them into a rhythmic composition. We will also use dotted rhythms.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.How many beats is a semibreve worth?

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Q2.How many beats is a minim worth?

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Q3.How many beats is a crotchet worth?

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Q4.How many beats is a quaver worth?

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Q5.How many beats is a semiquaver worth?

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Q6.What does fortissimo mean?

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Q7.What does pianissimo mean?

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Q8.What is an ostinato?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.How many beats is a semibreve worth?

1/8

Q2.How many beats is a minim worth?

2/8

Q3.How many beats is a crotchet worth?

3/8

Q4.How many beats is a quaver worth?

4/8

Q5.How many beats is a semiquaver worth?

5/8

Q6.What does fortissimo mean?

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Q7.What does pianissimo mean?

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Q8.What is an ostinato?

8/8

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Quiz:

Developing rhythmic ideas

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.How many beats is a dotted semibreve worth?

1/8

Q2.How many beats is a dotted minim worth?

2/8

Q3.How many beats is a dotted crotchet worth?

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Q4.What is retrograde?

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Q5.What is note addition?

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Q6.What is note subtraction?

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Q7.What is syncopation?

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Q8.What is improvisation?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Developing rhythmic ideas

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.How many beats is a dotted semibreve worth?

1/8

Q2.How many beats is a dotted minim worth?

2/8

Q3.How many beats is a dotted crotchet worth?

3/8

Q4.What is retrograde?

4/8

Q5.What is note addition?

5/8

Q6.What is note subtraction?

6/8

Q7.What is syncopation?

7/8

Q8.What is improvisation?

8/8

Lesson summary: How can we develop our rhythmic ideas?

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